Zoning refers to the regulation of uses by districts. These regulations include building size, setbacks, requirements for parking, signs, and screening requirements. These regulations, along with others, are defined in Chapter 37 of the City Municipal Code entitled the Zoning Ordinance. The Zoning Administrator is the primary contact for questions related to the ordinance and serves as the legal interpreter of the zoning ordinance.
The Zoning Ordinance is Chapter 37 of Champaign’s Municipal Code. Though the Municipal Code is available online, the Zoning Ordinance may sometimes change quickly, yet takes a few months to be updated on the Municipal Code Corporation site, which is not maintained by City staff. When in doubt, please contact City staff to reference the most up-to-date version of the Zoning Ordinance.
- Fence Regulations
- Sign Permits
- Home Occupation Regulations (running a business from your home)
- Garage Sales Regulations
- Approved Plant List
Certain zoning actions require an application, fee, and approval from the appropriate Board or Commission. The requirements for zoning applications are found in the Zoning Ordinance, Chapter 37 of the Municipal Code. Below are links to application forms along with the relevant information on that application.
Zoning Map Amendment, or Rezoning
Special Use Permit
Zoning Decision Appeal
Zoning Lot Application
It is recommended that you consult with a Staff member of the Planning and Development Department prior to submitting an application to understand the requirements and process. Contact the Planning and Development Department at 217-403-8800 or [email protected].
Completed applications must be submitted to the Planning and Development Department with the appropriate fee, which can be found under the Current Fee Schedule here.
Other applications related to Subdivisions and Land Development can be found here.
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